RWTH Aachen University
Millions of hours of audiovisual content are held by collections of dedicated broadcast, film and sound archives, institutional or corporate archives, libraries and museums. There is a large heterogeneity between the different audiovisual archives resulting from their history and tradition but also from cultural differences of the countries where those archives reside. Consequently metadata models covering the workflows and necessities in the archives differ as well. This fact and the need for metadata for various different use cases in the archives lead to a number of metadata models and standards.